Baldness or androgenetic alopecia
In the majority of the cases, baldness is caused by the dihidrotestosteron or it can be hereditary. It means that we can receive this condition from our parents, but it shows only after puberty.
Clinically, we see how the hair follicles become progressively smaller, creating a fine or, as we call it, “poor quality” hair. At this stage the problem can be improved to some degree with drug therapy; however, if the problem persists some “low density” might be visible or even total hair loss in certain areas. The only permanent solution is hair transplant.
Our diagnosis is based on observation, because hair loss is usually well defined. Commonly affecting the front, top and/or crown of the scalp, while the hair follicles of the nape resist the effects of testosterone being preserved for life.
Baldness in men
To determine the amount of hair loss in an individual the Hamilton scale is used. However, the amount of hair needed to repopulate an area can vary. Many factors are taken into account, such as the skull size, the height of the new line of hair, as well as the quality or caliber of donor hair and of course the amount of hair in the donor area available. Having said that, it can be deduced that although two people can share the same degree of baldness, the evaluation and/or price are individual since no two patients are the same.
Kind 2 It is characterized by the presence of "inputs" and "erosion" of the frontal hairline.
Kind 3 Loss of the hairline in a “crown” shape, and the face looks round.
Kind 4 Hair loss in the frontal area and begins to affect the top of the scalp
Kind 5 Affect the complete top of the scalp
Kind 6 Not only it affected the top but there is also loss of hair on the crown.
Kind 7 SóOnly hair in the back (neck) and sides of the scalp is preserved.
Baldness in women
In women, hair loss usually comes along with menopause. Prior to this, the effect of DHT is nullified by estrogen. When levels of this hormone decreases hair follicles can become thinner. Unlike men hair loss in them it is presented as a low density board in a pattern as shown in the following images:
Kind 1: Baldness is presented as a small hair thinning in the central area of the head.
Kind 2: In this second degree, weakened hair expands and begins to also affect the crown.
Kind 3: The absence of hair extends across the top of the head.